Mark 14:58

58 “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this Temple made with human hands, and in three days I will build another, made without human hands.’”

Mark 14:58 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 14:58

We heard him say
In a discourse of his, recorded in ( John 2:19 ) :

I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three
days I will build another made without hands;
which was a very false testimony; for Christ did not say be would destroy any temple at all, only put the Jews on doing it; much less did he point at, or design the temple of Jerusalem, but his own body; nor did he use the distinction of a temple, made with and without hands; nor did he affirm that he would build another; only said, he would raise up in three days, that which they should destroy. By this testimony these witnesses would suggest, that Christ had a design upon their temple to demolish it, and that he must be a sorcerer, or a magician, to pretend to build a temple without hands in three days time; (See Gill on Matthew 26:61).

Mark 14:58 In-Context

56 Many false witnesses spoke against him, but they contradicted each other.
57 Finally, some men stood up and gave this false testimony:
58 “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this Temple made with human hands, and in three days I will build another, made without human hands.’”
59 But even then they didn’t get their stories straight!
60 Then the high priest stood up before the others and asked Jesus, “Well, aren’t you going to answer these charges? What do you have to say for yourself?”